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Veľké Leváre

Veľké Leváre

The village is located on the Morava river terrace, 7km on the north from Malacky. Veľké Leváre village is 5km far from the river. The first written reference to this village dates back to 1373. The village served as a watch settlement on the Ugrian borders. The Habans (Anabaptists) settled down here in the 16th century. They were known as skilled craftsmen – potters and cutlers. A dominant feature of Veľké Leváre is the Roman Catholic two-towered church of Virgin Mary built in baroque style. It is one the biggest churches in the Záhorie region. There is also an evangelic church from the end of the 18th century and a building of evangelic vicarage from 1902. From 1892 to 1950 Sisters of the Order Daughters of God's love worked in the monastery Hubertinum. The Order was restored in the monastery in 1996. On the uphill above the Rudava stream there is a baroque mansion from 1723, the part of which is an English park. Until recently it was used as a health care institution, at the moment it is unused and not accessible to the public. The most significant sight of the village is Habánsky dvor. It is a cultural reserve of folk architecture consisting of 22 multi-storeyed buildings from 17th-19th century. The museum in this area is focused on Haban culture, it is a constant exposition of the Záhorské museum in Skalica. On the north from the village there is the conservation area Abrod, famous for its wetland vegetation. The area along the Rudava stream is typical for unique species of flora and fauna. Abrod and Rudava areas are parts of the network of protected sites NATURA 2000. The Záhorie Cycle Route passes through the village. U Dúnarú ranch offer services in the field of horse riding and agritourism.

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